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More details emerge about detection capabilities of Type 055 destroyer’s radar
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More details emerge about detection capabilities of Type 055 destroyer’s radar

By Andrew Tate The radar system on China’s Type 055 (Renhai)-class destroyers has the ability to track satellites in low-Earth orbits, according to a report broadcast on China Central Television (CCTV) that led the state-owned Global Times newspaper to claim that the vessels also have an anti-satellite capability. The CCTV report did not confirm that the HHQ-9B...

U.S. Army to start testing high-tech combat goggles
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U.S. Army to start testing high-tech combat goggles

Rollout and field-testing of the U.S. Army’s new targeting goggles — called the Integrated Visual Augmentation System — will begin next week, and they’ll be distributed across the branch starting next year. The do-it-all equipment, nicknamed “Frankengoggle,” is designed to simulate the connected world of a fighter pilot in the sight picture of a combat...

The Air Force’s secret new fighter jet could pack this highly classified tech
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The Air Force’s secret new fighter jet could pack this highly classified tech

In September, the U.S. Air Force shocked the world when it announced it had secretly designed, built, and tested a new fighter jet—all in the astonishingly short span of just one year. The mysterious aircraft will deliver “survivability, lethality, and persistence.” Here’s how. The secret new fighter jet—if it’s even a new “fighter” at all—is part...

Can AI Detect Disinformation?
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Can AI Detect Disinformation?

US Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command fund year-long effort to train a neural net to rank credibility and sort news from misinformation. For all the U.S. military’s technical advantages over adversaries, it still struggles to counter disinformation. A new software tool to be developed for the U.S. Air Force and Special Operations Command, or...

Future Tactical & Combat Vehicles with Electric Engines
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Future Tactical & Combat Vehicles with Electric Engines

US Army Futures Command has given a green light to ground maneuver officials at Fort Benning, Georgia, to find out what it would take to outfit the service’s tactical and combat vehicles with electric engines. The Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate is moving forward with the development of future electrification requirements for the Army’s ground...

North Korea may show new missiles at weekend military parade
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North Korea may show new missiles at weekend military parade

For months, North Korea has been relatively uncombative, as leader Kim Jong Un grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters and the deepening economic pain under years of tough U.S.-led sanctions. But ahead of the 75th founding anniversary of his ruling party this weekend, speculation has risen that Kim may hold a massive military parade...

US Air Force’s Future Tanker Planes Could Be Autonomous
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US Air Force’s Future Tanker Planes Could Be Autonomous

The US Air Force is drawing up plans for its next refueling tanker to have autonomous or semi-autonomous capabilities, thanks in part to efforts to fix the KC-46 Pegasus, according to the service’s acquisition czar. Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, said a required redesign of the KC 46’s...

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